Valuing Ecotourism of a Recreational Site in Ciamis District of West Java, Indonesia

<p><em>Ecotourism, as an alternative tourism, involves visiting natural areas in order to learn, to study or to carry out activities environmentally friendly, that is a tourism based on the nature experience which enables the economic and social development of local communities. Ecotouri...

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Main Authors: Endah Saptutyningsih, Rini Selviana
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: Universitas Negeri Semarang 2017-03-01
Series:JEJAK: Jurnal Ekonomi dan Kebijakan
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Online Access:http://journal.unnes.ac.id/nju/index.php/jejak/article/view/9134
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spelling doaj-4bebfb29f92b42da88575a38b56553232020-11-24T23:43:26ZengUniversitas Negeri SemarangJEJAK: Jurnal Ekonomi dan Kebijakan2460-51232017-03-0110117218810.15294/jejak.v10i1.91345682Valuing Ecotourism of a Recreational Site in Ciamis District of West Java, IndonesiaEndah Saptutyningsih0Rini Selviana1Faculty of Economics Universitas Muhammadiyah YogyakartaFaculty of Economics Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta<p><em>Ecotourism, as an alternative tourism, involves visiting natural areas in order to learn, to study or to carry out activities environmentally friendly, that is a tourism based on the nature experience which enables the economic and social development of local communities. Ecotourism encourages rural economics and provides benefits to income and employment generation. It is considered as an alternative for enhancing rural lifestyle and for leading positive changes in the distribution of income. One of the area which has ecotourism site in Indonesia is Karangkamulyan site, Ciamis District of West Java. There is a tourist attraction that not only offers natural beauty, history and cool atmosphere, it also serves as a place of education and research on the history in the field of archeology. This attraction should receive special attention from the local government so that the tourists and local people also get the benefits. Ecotourism can be classified as possessing public goods-type characteristics, and as such, welfare benefit estimates must utilize non-market valuation techniques. This study employs the travel cost method and contingent valuation method. Travel cost and contingent valuation methods are applied to the problem of estimating the potential consumer surplus available to tourists from ecotourism in Ciamis. The results are compared with contingent valuation analysis of willingness-to-pay of tourists in their current trip to ecotourism sites of Ciamis. The result of travel cost method indicates that tourists’ average travel cost is estimated at no more than one hundred thousand rupiahs. The contingent valuation method concludes that the tourists’ average willingness to pay in their trip to ecotourism sites of Ciamis is are about IDR 6,800 in average. </em></p>http://journal.unnes.ac.id/nju/index.php/jejak/article/view/9134travel cost analysiscontingent valuationnon-market valuationecotourismwillingness to pay
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author Endah Saptutyningsih
Rini Selviana
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Rini Selviana
Valuing Ecotourism of a Recreational Site in Ciamis District of West Java, Indonesia
JEJAK: Jurnal Ekonomi dan Kebijakan
travel cost analysis
contingent valuation
non-market valuation
ecotourism
willingness to pay
author_facet Endah Saptutyningsih
Rini Selviana
author_sort Endah Saptutyningsih
title Valuing Ecotourism of a Recreational Site in Ciamis District of West Java, Indonesia
title_short Valuing Ecotourism of a Recreational Site in Ciamis District of West Java, Indonesia
title_full Valuing Ecotourism of a Recreational Site in Ciamis District of West Java, Indonesia
title_fullStr Valuing Ecotourism of a Recreational Site in Ciamis District of West Java, Indonesia
title_full_unstemmed Valuing Ecotourism of a Recreational Site in Ciamis District of West Java, Indonesia
title_sort valuing ecotourism of a recreational site in ciamis district of west java, indonesia
publisher Universitas Negeri Semarang
series JEJAK: Jurnal Ekonomi dan Kebijakan
issn 2460-5123
publishDate 2017-03-01
description <p><em>Ecotourism, as an alternative tourism, involves visiting natural areas in order to learn, to study or to carry out activities environmentally friendly, that is a tourism based on the nature experience which enables the economic and social development of local communities. Ecotourism encourages rural economics and provides benefits to income and employment generation. It is considered as an alternative for enhancing rural lifestyle and for leading positive changes in the distribution of income. One of the area which has ecotourism site in Indonesia is Karangkamulyan site, Ciamis District of West Java. There is a tourist attraction that not only offers natural beauty, history and cool atmosphere, it also serves as a place of education and research on the history in the field of archeology. This attraction should receive special attention from the local government so that the tourists and local people also get the benefits. Ecotourism can be classified as possessing public goods-type characteristics, and as such, welfare benefit estimates must utilize non-market valuation techniques. This study employs the travel cost method and contingent valuation method. Travel cost and contingent valuation methods are applied to the problem of estimating the potential consumer surplus available to tourists from ecotourism in Ciamis. The results are compared with contingent valuation analysis of willingness-to-pay of tourists in their current trip to ecotourism sites of Ciamis. The result of travel cost method indicates that tourists’ average travel cost is estimated at no more than one hundred thousand rupiahs. The contingent valuation method concludes that the tourists’ average willingness to pay in their trip to ecotourism sites of Ciamis is are about IDR 6,800 in average. </em></p>
topic travel cost analysis
contingent valuation
non-market valuation
ecotourism
willingness to pay
url http://journal.unnes.ac.id/nju/index.php/jejak/article/view/9134
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